The Presidency decision to close the Nigerian land borders has helped to checkmate the inflow of smuggled firearm and enabled security agencies to keep track of the movement of people who pose a threat to the security of the country.
The above assertion was made the Director-General of the Department for State Services (DSS), Mr. Magaji Bichi at the graduation ceremony of the Executive Intelligence Management Course of the National Institute for Security Studies in Abuja.
Bichi appealed to the Federal Government to sustain the closure until normalcy is returned.
“The recent closure of our borders attest to what we intend to achieve despite the criticism, the closure of our borders so far, have succeeded in checkmating not only smuggling of goods that are illegally brought into the country, even firearms and then checkmating the movement of people that are likely to undermine the security of this country.”
The DSS boss urged the graduating participants to use their knowledge in their respective duty posts to help the government handle the nation’s security challenges effectively.
Recall that Nigeria’s four major borders in the North-West, North-Central, South- West, and South-South geopolitical zones were closed on August 21 in a bid to free the country from criminal activities including smuggling and enhance the economy, a move that has generated mixed reactions.
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